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Hello, Winter!

I’m not sure where November went, but we’re officially almost mid-December. Tomorrow marks two weeks from Christmas! I can’t believe it, I’m so excited for presents, but…. I know Mommy and Daddy aren’t done Christmas shopping yet. Yikes!

Thanksgiving was busy for us. Daddy headed up early to Grandpa & Grandma Meissner’s to hunt, so Mommy and I got a lot of “chores” done around the house. And, of course, we also got some shopping in and made our way to Starbucks, frequently. Mommy and I went to Grandpa & Grandma Meissner’s too, and also Grandpa Greg & Grandma Linda’s over Thanksgiving. I got to play with all my cousins, and can’t wait to see them again at Christmas. The biggest news, however, was that Daddy shot a deer! A doe. I know, I can’t believe it either. Great job, Daddy!

I’m still in swimming and started gymnastics last month. My friend Reece is in the same gymnastics class, which is really cool. We do somersaults, walk on the beam, do half head stands, and a lot of jumping. It’s super fun, but swimming is still my favorite. Next up? T-ball or soccer!

Check out all the photos and videos from the past several weeks.

Playing in the playroom before swimming lessons.

Dave & Buster’s. Guess what? We’re getting one of the West Side of Madison so we won’t have to keep driving to Milwaukee. Whoot-whoot.

Helping Mommy with chores. I’m really good at vacuuming the blinds.

Practicing gymnastics at home. Doing my somersaults.

More gymnastics!

Fun with my cousins over Thanksgiving…

Daddy got his first deer! I’m still in shock. Way to go, Daddy!

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More Fall (and Birthday) Fun!

It’s official now. Our days are short, it’s getting colder, and soon we’ll be seeing white flakes in the air. I don’t know if I’m ready, but winter is on it’s way… But before it comes, I need to have a little more Fall fun!  The past few weeks we’ve been busy planning my Batman Birthday Party, attended a wedding, went to my friend Reece’s birthday party (at the pumpkin patch), and went trick-or-treating! I guess you could say we’ve been busy, and now holiday season is approaching. Soon Daddy will be shooting bucks, Mama will be shopping, and I’ll be busy playing – which is really hard work!

Check out the pictures and videos from the past few weeks.

Cousin Jenna (and Dylan’s) Wedding

My friend Reece’s 4th birthday party at the pumpkin patch

Relaxing…

Mom trimming up my hair in-between hair cuts so I’m handsome for my birthday party!

Batman Birthday Party Time – woohoo!

Time for Trick-or-Treating!

*BONUS* Slow Motion…

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Happy Fall, Happy Birthday, Happy Fun!

Happy October, everyone!  I realize that I’m getting into a bit of a habit of not updating my blog very often… so, so sorry y’all!  I’ve been busy … Wednesdays I have basketball, Thursdays I have swimming lessons, and on the weekends (when we’re home!) Mom, Dad, and I try to have some fun!

If you’re wondering, I had an AWESOME birthday!  Mom made me Batman cupcakes to share with all my friends at daycare, I got a lot of presents (books, games, Legos, new shoes), we went to see the Lego Ninjago movie, played games at Dave & Buster’s, went to the pumpkin patch, and went to BW3 to cheer on the Packers and play games — super fun birthday weekend for me!

Check out all the other fun things that we’ve been doing the past month!  And… I’m looking forward to seeing most of you in a couple weeks for my Batman Birthday Party!  Don’t forget to wear your Batman gear.  I also hear that the Joker might try to crash my party, but don’t worry, I am Batman and will save the day!  Robin might even be there to help me.

Painting fun!  Making a picture for Miss Kelly and Mr. Chuck because they took me and all my daycare friends to the apple orchard in September.

Chillin’ with Bruno.  I think he was tired.  I know he loves me because he likes to snuggle with me.

Basketball!  Dad usually takes me to practice, but there were a few times Mommy was there too.  I think Dad is better at basketball than Mom – Shhh, don’t tell Mom!

Goofing around with Dad at Walmart.  It’s what we do.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

My Batman cupcakes!  All my daycare friends loved them – Reece and I even got to eat two each!

Playing pew-pewers with Dad at Dave & Buster’s

At the Pumpkin Patch!  It was a dirty adventure.  We had to clean pumpkins, shoes, clothes, and the car when we got home.

 

 

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All Fun and No “Labor” – Yeah!

Hope y’all enjoyed your Labor Day holiday… doing what it’s meant to do… relaxing, playing games (or watching games), and having some fun!  I certainly enjoyed my weekend – it was jam packed with fun, games, and people!  The Meissner’s came down to join us at the first Badgers game of the season, Taste of Madison, and to cheer on The Crew!

Check out some of the pictures and videos from the past weekend.

Most of the “Meissner Crew” at the Badgers game.  Mommy, me, Aunt Kimmie, and Mia stayed back because the game was too late for me, and Miss Mia managed to break her ankle at volleyball practice last week (ouch!)

Grandpa wearing glasses at night.  Only the cool kids are doing it 🙂

Taste of Madison on the square…

Time for the Brewers Game.  Playing “catch” while tailgating.

“Playing” with Madden.  I won!  The head on Madden’s fell off 🙂

Mama driving us all home… I needed to take a nap.  I was pretty tired.

*BONUS* A sneak peek on a couple “outfits.”  Who do you think I’ll be for Halloween?

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Where Did August Go?

Another post, another month – I can’t believe it will be September on Friday!  Good-bye Summer.  Hello Fall.  What season do you prefer?

 

We traveled less in the month of August and had fun nearby.  We golfed, played at new parks, had more fun at swimming lessons (BTW – I start basketball next week!), and went to baseball games.  We also celebrated Grandma & Grandpa’s 40th Anniversary (which was last summer) by renting a cabin in Hatfield, WI near Lake Arbutus.

Check out our pictures and videos from the past few weeks!

Mini-golfing at Vietense…

Cheering on the Brewers!

Fun at Corn Fest in Sun Prairie!

Hitting the golf range before going to the Splash Pad

Playing at the DeForest Splash Pad…

Free time at swimming lessons.  I was a “little” excited and got in a “little” trouble with Max.  It was just an accident.

On our way to the cabin.  Bruno decided to sit on my lap!

Bunk beds!

Catching bugs with Grandma and my cousins

Finding some sticks for the fire at the cabin…

Going down by the pond to see a snake!  Grandpa took me because my Mommy and Daddy didn’t want to see it.

Going on a short walk to check things out

Morning #1 at the cabin. I think my cousins are tired.

Working on my pool skills

…and it was a rainy weekend, but we made the best of it.

Watching a movie on the top bunk with my cousins

Chillin’ … that’s a wrap!

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Just Havin’ Some Fun!

I can’t believe July is over – did it even happen?  We kept busy for the month and had a lot of fun, but somehow it just flew by!

After we got back from Indianapolis, we had house guests the next couple weekends. Grandpa & Grandma Meissner even spent the week with us (watching me) because daycare was closed.  Thanks for watching me, Grandpa & Grandma!  I also had swimming lessons, went to the little waterpark by us (Dolphin’s Cove), went to the zoo, went fishing for the FIRST TIME, and so much more!

Check out the fun we’ve had the past few weeks.

Playing games at Dave & Buster’s with Aunt Dawn, Cousin Roe, Grandpa, Grandma, Dad, and Mom!

Bruno and me spending time with Grandpa & Grandma

Getting frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf… I was less than well behaved.  Sorry Mom & Dad!

Hey, Dad!  When did you take that picture of me and Mommy?  I thought you were sleeping on the couch…

Music in the park – I got a white balloon dog.  I named him Bruno.  Dad said I needed to give him a different name…

At Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison

Fun at Dolphin’s Cove when the Bever Family was here

Time for fishing!  Daddy bought me my very own Lightening McQueen fishing pole. It really catches the fish!

And finally… more swimming lessons.  I go every week, and I’m close to being a few months in!  I’ve passed Jumps, Backfloat, and Backfloat Glide in my level so far.  I still have a handful of things to “pass” yet before I move on to the next level.

 

 

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A Trip to Indianapolis, IN to Celebrate the 4th of July!

 

Happy [belated] 4th of July, everyone!  Hope y’all had a great time celebrating our freedom with family and friends.

We spent our 4th of July in Indianapolis.  It was the first time Mommy, Daddy, and I (Bruno too) have ever been there.  The verdict?  We had fun, but probably wouldn’t go back.  There were things to do, but we had more fun on our adventure to St. Louis.

We arrived in Indianapolis the Sunday before the 4th and stayed through until Wednesday.  Our hotel was right on the canal in Indy, which was pretty cool.  We could walk out the bottom level of our hotel and be right on the canal, or eat our breakfast on the balcony overlooking the canal (which we didn’t do because it was too hot!).  On Sunday we explored.  Our first stop, which was near our hotel, was the NCAA Hall of Champions.  It was cool and interactive, but we anticipated that it would be bigger.  Oh well!  The rest of the afternoon we walked around and explored, finding our way to a great little pizza place.  Definitely one of our top favorites!

Monday was packed with the Indy Speedway in the morning, where we did an inside the media tour, and got to see a couple cars practice race around the track.  I was looking for Lightening McQueen or Jackson Storm, but I guess it was their day off!  That afternoon we headed to the Children’s museum, which is supposed to be one of the best in the nation.  Bumblebee was the first person (aka Transformer) to greet us.  And we finished the day in a pedal boat ride down the canal.

Tuesday was spent at 4th of July festivities, including A LOT of walking and biking.  I guess I was mostly in the stroller (or riding in the basket on the bike), but Mom and Dad walked quite a bit and pedaled our way around the city.  We went to the City Market, visited some of the memorials and monuments, took a bike ride behind the zoo and down the canal, and found a great little trendy burger place.  The night took a quick twist though.  Right before the fireworks were about to start, I managed to fall into the corner edge of the desk in our hotel room and cut above my eye.  Fortunately, there was a great Children’s Hospital near our hotel.  No stitches were needed, but they did use some glue and tape to minimize scarring and stop the bleeding.  I’m doing great, and was such a big boy during all of it!

By Wednesday we were ready to head home.  There was little sleep the past three nights, and the 4th was more eventful than we had anticipated.  We had a good time and I can’t wait to see where Mommy and Daddy decide to take me next!

Check out the pictures from our trip from: Daddy’s phone AND Mommy’s phone

And check out all the fun videos!

And….a new Finn McMissile car that we bought on the way home from Indy